Proto Staff

Even in his new national advisor role, the former NIH director maintains a pipeline of personal research projects.

More than a hundred COVID-19 vaccines are in development, and many use new technologies never tried on a grand scale. Here’s how each is supposed to work.

Atheendar Venkataramani explores the detrimental effects that immigration policy can have on the mental health of undocumented immigrants.

Talking and texting while driving cost hundreds of lives every year. Should physicians intervene before those accidents happen?

Testing cells in the nostril may change how doctors diagnose the deadliest form of cancer.

Gene changes related to culture may play into how disease affects the body, according to researcher Esteban Burchard.

A new vaccine may prevent valley fever and break a long-standing impasse on fungal research.

A new, nationwide team of experts gives the toughest medical cases a chance at a breakthrough.

The Food and Drug Administration tries a fresh approach to medical devices suspected of falling short.

Author Mike Jay discusses the improbably poetic rise of nitrous oxide.